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Friday, January 25, 2013
Cal loses LB commit Egu to Ivy League

By Erik McKinney

While it didn't work out for Victor Egu (Concord, Calif./De La Salle) to remain a part of the California recruiting class, the four-star linebacker has put himself in a position where his back-up plan is most high school seniors' best-case scenario.

Instead of staying close to home at Cal this fall, the 6-foot-3, 230-pound linebacker will head across the country to enroll at Yale.

"I felt like it was the best decision for me," Egu said. "Some things happened with Cal where it couldn't work out, but Yale is the best decision. The options after football are what sold me on it."

Egu took an official visit to Yale two weeks ago and was impressed.

"It's a really beautiful campus," Egu said. "It's definitely different than California. The people out there area really nice. They have a long history of football, and they are ready to turn the program around."

He finished his senior season with 42 tackles, seven sacks and an interception.

Egu, who said he would like to major in either business or engineering at Yale, added that the Bulldogs coaching staff sees him fitting into the defense as a weakside linebacker. He is the second West region commitment for Yale, which also collected a verbal commitment from offensive lineman Mason Friedline (Shoreline, Wash./King's).